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Approximately 94% of 2022 Ohio University seniors who worked at WOUB Public Media had jobs before they graduated


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ATHENS, OH – Approximately 94% of Ohio University seniors who worked at WOUB Public Media while they were in college had jobs in the media industry before they graduated. The statistic is a testament to the career launching power of the hands-on professional training that students gain at WOUB. “WOUB gives students the opportunity to… Read More

Former WOUB Student Steve Kurrent retires after 32 years as a producer/director at WEWS in Cleveland


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Kurrent graduated from Ohio University in 1983 ATHENS, OH – Steve Kurrent won 24 regional Emmy awards in his nearly 40-year career as a television director. He says without Ohio University and WOUB, none of it would have been possible. “I grew up in Euclid, Ohio near Cleveland,” said Kurrent. “And I always wanted to… Read More

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Former WOUB Student Doug Drew establishes fund to support professional development for current WOUB students


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Drew graduated from Ohio University in 1978 ATHENS, OH – Former WOUB Student Doug Drew is paying his WOUB experience forward with a $125,000 gift commitment to establish an endowment and provide immediate-use funding to help current WOUB students enhance their skills and take their careers to the next level. The Doug Drew WOUB Student… Read More

WOUB and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Student Silver Barker is one of the recipients of the 73 West State Street Award


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ATHENS, OH – Ohio University Sophomore and WOUB Student Silver Barker of Shaker Heights, Ohio feels like she is one step closer to reaching her dream thanks to another former WOUBer and generous alumnus. Barker recently learned that she is a recipient of the 73 West State Street Award, a scholarship for students in the… Read More

WOUB Student John Curtsinger awarded two scholarships established by Ohio University Alumni


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ATHENS, OH – Ohio University Junior and WOUB Student John Curtsinger of Paducah, Kentucky, is getting a little help paying his out of state tuition thanks to two former WOUBers and generous alumni. Curtsinger was recently awarded the Larry and JoAnn Katz Family Scholarship and Leonard E. Auerbach Regional Representatives Scholarship for next school year…. Read More

Second year of WOUB Mentoring Program yields positive results for students and mentors


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ATHENS, OH – The second year of the WOUB Mentoring Program is wrapping up and has been beneficial for both current students and their mentors. Current students working at the station are paired with former WOUB students who have already used the skills they learned while working at WOUB to launch successful careers. Where possible,… Read More

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WOUB Student Staff Support Fund helps senior student focus on gaining real-world media experience


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Nick Viland is the first recipient of the funding ATHENS, OH – For the last three and a half years, Nick Viland, who is a senior from Atlanta, Georgia, has tried to balance his time between classes at Ohio University, volunteering in the WOUB newsroom and his paid job. “It was tough,” said Viland, a… Read More

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VIDEO: Former WOUB students talk to current students about how to report on racial issues on campus


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The discussion occurred during the WOUB Black Alumni and Student Mentoring Group this week ATHENS, OH – Students working in the newsroom of WOUB Public Media are covering the fallout of two incidents in campus residence halls directed at Black students. During Wednesday night’s WOUB Black Alumni and Student Mentoring Group meeting, current students asked… Read More